Bieber's Jet So Full of Pot Smoke, Pilots Wore Masks

Plus: Selena Gomez did secret stint in rehab

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 5, 2014 10:47 AM CST

(Newser) – Justin Bieber, apparently determined to keep spawning ridiculous headlines, leased a private jet that was searched Friday—and now NBC News has the crazy story behind the incident. Bieber and his entourage, including his father, were flying from Canada to New Jersey for the Super Bowl—and smoking so much pot on the plane that pilots had to wear oxygen masks. As if that wasn't classy enough, a flight attendant also says Bieber and his dad harassed her and were "extremely [verbally] abusive," according to an official report. The captain asked Bieber multiple times to stop smoking and stop harassing the flight attendant, to no avail.

The flight attendant eventually fled to the cockpit and stayed there for much of the flight, sources say. DEA agents, Customs agents, and police met the plane in New Jersey, and Bieber admitted to smoking pot and drinking alcohol, but though the plane still reeked of marijuana, no actual drugs were found and the group was allowed to leave. In other "not great for Bieber" news, TMZ reports that Selena Gomez secretly went to rehab for two weeks last month—and sources say she blames her problems (which apparently include alcohol, marijuana, and Ambien) on spending so much time with Bieber and his entourage. But Gomez's rep tells Radar the rehab stint was not for substance abuse; the Huffington Post reports that it was for "emotional issues."

Canadian musician Justin Bieber is swarmed by media and police officers as he turns himself into city police for an expected assault charge, in Toronto, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Canadian musician Justin Bieber is swarmed by media and police officers as he turns himself into city police for an expected assault charge, in Toronto, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
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